Support Rod Question???

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
I'm finally getting ready to put the front trunk lid and rear engine decklids on my Amphicar. Could somebody tell me which of the 2 support rods goes with each lid? Also, what are the correct colors? Black for the engine lid and body color for the front trunk lid are my guesses.
Thanks,
Ted
 

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Engine cover has a hole about center for spring. Usually they are both black. If able to stray from original, they are nice chromed. Post more pics. Later Dave
 

DavidC

Amphicar Expert
They are both front, you can tell by the ends.



There are other options on the front that work better. Some of the Germans
use hydraulic struts as used on a modern car. One each side they
automatically hold it open but another benefit is you can fit them in an
over centre way so they hold the hood down as well - then you don't need to
worry about that stupid safety catch as it removes the risk of the hood
lifting and smashing in to the windshield if you forget to lock it.



I'll try and find some photos, it's on my list of jobs to do.



David C
 

Ed Price

Member
David:

As the Germans like documentation, might there be a drawing of the mounting
of those hood struts?


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: DavidC [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 1:36 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20852] Re: Support Rod
Question???


They are both front, you can tell by the ends.



There are other options on the front that work better. Some of the Germans
use hydraulic struts as used on a modern car. One each side they
automatically hold it open but another benefit is you can fit them in an
over centre way so they hold the hood down as well - then you don't need to
worry about that stupid safety catch as it removes the risk of the hood
lifting and smashing in to the windshield if you forget to lock it.



I'll try and find some photos, it's on my list of jobs to do.



David C
 

Tedredamphi

Platinum Subscriber
I can't find a rod in my boxes of parts. Does anybody have a rear decklid support rod and spring that they would be willing to sell or trade for ????
Ted
 

hadleyohlinger

New Member
When you find the drawings I too would be happy to use struts when I put my car back together when painting is complete
Hadley

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Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20852] Re: Support Rod Question???
To: hadleyohlinger@yahoo.ca
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David:

As the Germans like documentation, might there be a drawing of the mounting
of those hood struts?


Ed Price
IAOC Membership Registrar
El Cajon, CA USA
WB6WSN
1961 Amphicar 770
1987 MB 420SEL





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From: DavidC [mailto:]
Sent: Saturday, August 07, 2010 1:36 PM
To: edprice@cox.net
Subject: RE: [General Amphicar Discussion-t-20852] Re: Support Rod
Question???


They are both front, you can tell by the ends.



There are other options on the front that work better. Some of the Germans
use hydraulic struts as used on a modern car. One each side they
automatically hold it open but another benefit is you can fit them in an
over centre way so they hold the hood down as well - then you don't need to
worry about that stupid safety catch as it removes the risk of the hood
lifting and smashing in to the windshield if you forget to lock it.



I'll try and find some photos, it's on my list of jobs to do.



David C
 

SNOWBIRD

Amphicar Expert
Yes the pic you att,, is of front suport, the rear do not have the washer type end,
I do stock rear hood suports and NOS springs for many of the Amphicar aplications.
Just went out and looked. have 7 Fronts and 3 Rears40-3...$23 new or $12 for used,, spring 40-12....$4.58
Gord S.
 
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